Tue, 01 Mar 2011

Semitau, W Kalimantan (ANTARA News) - PT Sinar Mas Group plans to build two crude palm oil processing plants in West Kalimantan with a combined capacity of 50 tons per hour.

The construction of the two plants scheduled for completion in October 2011 was aimed at anticipating the maiden harvest of the company`s oil palm plantations in early 2012, PT Sinar Mas Group West Kalimantan district manager Susanto Yang said here on Sunday.

"The construction of the two CPO processing plants will cost an estimated Rp300 billion or Rp150 billion each," he said.

He said the company planned to build at least four CPO processing plants in the province. "In the first stage, we will build CPO plants in Badau and Silat Hilir subdistricts," Susanto said.

In addition, the company would also build a 300-km road linking Silat to Badai to transport its CPO for export to Malaysia, he said. (*)